I don't know if Andrew McCutchen's injury had anything to do with getting hit with a 95 MPH fastball from Randall Delgado. What I do know is that McCutchen WAS hit with a 95 MPH fastball, and the next day he goes down with an injury swinging a bat, which is something he's managed to do his entire career without an injury. The place he injured? Just where he was hit with that fastball.

You could draw theories about how the Delgado pitch injured McCutchen. Maybe it was a direct result of the pitch. Maybe the pitch was the start of a chain reaction. You can't say for sure that the pitch caused the injury, like you could with the pitch that hit Paul Goldschmidt in the hand. But if you're saying that the pitch probably played some impact, then you're not just throwing out wild theories.

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